Robert A. Witzburg, MD

Professor, Medicine

Robert Witzburg
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


Expertise in systems development in health care delivery and in medical education, with a focus on holistic evaluation of candidates for medical school.

Other Positions

  • Associate Dean, Admissions, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Tufts University, BS


  • Published on 4/10/2013

    Witzburg RA, Sondheimer HM. Holistic review--shaping the medical profession one applicant at a time. N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 25; 368(17):1565-7. PMID: 23574032.

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  • Published on 7/1/2011

    Kleshinski J, Case ST, Davis D, Heinrich GF, Witzburg RA. Commentary: criminal background checks for entering medical students: history, current issues, and future considerations. Acad Med. 2011 Jul; 86(7):795-8. PMID: 21715989.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2007

    Singer KH, Witzburg RA. The Health Professions Advisor’s Letter of Evaluation: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask. The Advisor. 2007; 27:23-27.

  • Published on 1/1/2006

    Witzburg RA. Boston University School of Medicine: One School’s Approach to Criminal Background Checks. The Advisor. 2006; 26:15-19.

  • Published on 1/1/2001

    Heffernan JJ, Witzburg RA, Smetana GW. Medical Evaluation of the Patient Undergoing Surgery. In, Textbook of Primary Care Medicine. Noble J (editor). Mosby Inc. St Louis,MO. 2001.

  • Published on 2/1/1999

    Weissman JS, Witzburg R, Linov P, Campbell EG. Termination from Medicaid: how does it affect access, continuity of care, and willingness to purchase insurance? J Health Care Poor Underserved. 1999 Feb; 10(1):122-37. PMID: 9989010.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/1999

    Witzburg RA. Primary Care: Balancing Health Needs, Services, and Technology (Book Note). Annals of Internal Medicine. 1999; 130:868.

  • Published on 3/13/1997

    Boulter P, Dorsey JL, Goonan K, Kaufman J, Reilly F, Witzburg RA. Quality and the medical marketplace. N Engl J Med. 1997 Mar 13; 336(11):808; author reply 808-9. PMID: 9064516.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/1997

    Prout MN, Sidari JN, Witzburg RA, Grillone GA, Vaughan CW. Head and neck cancer screening among 4611 tobacco users older than forty years. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Feb; 116(2):201-8. PMID: 9051065.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/1996

    Bauchner H, Witzburg R, Jones C. Early and periodic screening diagnosis and treatment. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 Nov; 150(11):1219-20. PMID: 8904869.

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